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Transmitter Selection Framework: Community Engagement

Community Engagement Overview

To meet Ontario’s growing needs, the IESO initiated the development of a Transmitter Selection Framework (TSF) to support new transmission development and provide opportunities for communities and transmitters to participate. This initiative is in response to the release of the Powering Ontario’s Growth (POG) report in July 2023 and the July 10 letter from the Minister of Energy. Given the growing role that transmission will play in maintaining reliability and in driving the energy transition, the IESO will work to design the Transmitter Selection Framework through a predictable and efficient process that aligns with bulk system and regional planning.

Engaging with Indigenous communities and municipalities is integral to the success of the Transmitter Selection Framework. To support the engagement process, the IESO has posted a draft engagement plan that outlines expected activities, timelines and considerations for how stakeholders and communities will be engaged to advance the IESO’s efforts in developing the proposed Transmitter Selection Framework and report back to the Minister by Summer 2024. Insights, input and recommendations from Indigenous communities, municipalities, and stakeholders is critical for the design of the framework and evolution of the current process for transmission development.

This web page is supplemental to the Transmitter Selection Framework engagement initiative. It outlines the opportunities for communities to get involved in the initiative. Refer to information linked in the Related Information section below.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to

Related Information

Related Material

Transmitter Selection Framework

The IESO is initiating the development of a TSF to support the Ministry's goals outlined in the Powering Ontario's Growth report.

Community Engagement

Engaging with communities is an important part of maintaining a reliable electricity supply, now and in the future.

Indigenous Relations

Indigenous communities are increasingly playing an active role in Ontario's energy sector in the areas of conservation, generation and new, major transmission projects.

Schedule of Community Engagement Activities



Expected Actions

May 14, 2024

Municipal Focused Webinar

Recorded Presentation

April 30, 2024

IESO Response to feedback for January 17, 2024 session


February 7, 2024

Feedback received from January 17th sessions

Indigenous Communities


January 17, 2024

Energy Webinar for Communities #2

Part I: Overview 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Part II: Q&A Discussions 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Recorded Presentation

Discussion with Indigenous communities:

Recorded Presentation

Discussion with Municipalities:

Recorded Presentation

January 15, 2024

Energy Webinar for Communities #1

Recorded Presentation